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Nigerian shared mobility startup Shuttlers raises $1.6M, plans pan-African expansion – TechCrunch

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Shared transportation in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country by population, is a thriving business, at least when done the conventional way: offline. With millions of Nigerians using danfo minibuses and okadas to commute to their various workplaces and destinations, mobility startups...

Balderton closes $600M fund, its biggest yet, earmarked for early-stage investments – TechCrunch

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Funding for European startups is at a record-high so far for this year, with €73.7 billion raised in the first three quarters, and the full year on track for more than 8,000 deals, according to research from PitchBook. To...

Court orders Apple to implement App Store changes, 2022 forecast, TikTok tries gaming –...

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143...

Polestar is bringing its electric Precept sedan to market in 2024 with a new...

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The Polestar Precept sedan — the concept vehicle turned production project — has a new name and an official launch date. The company, the electric performance brand that spun out from Volvo Car Group, has dubbed the shark-nosed sedan...

Kilo, a Vietnamese B2B e-commerce platform for MSMEs, bags $5M pre-Series A – TechCrunch

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Kilo, a Vietnam-based B2B e-commerce platform that connects wholesalers with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), wants to digitize the local retail value chain via technology. “In Vietnam, micro, small and medium enterprises are the backbone of the retail economy...

Sequoia, 120 angel investors back former Google execs’ consumer finance startup Arbo Works –...

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A team of Google executives, many of whom worked with one another for years, left the company earlier this year to launch a startup. The fintech firm, Arbo Works, has raised a financing round led by Sequoia Capital India,...

Make no bones about it, Fuzzy expands reach into pet care market with capital...

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Pet’s are big business. Sales in this area topped $100 billion in 2020, driven by the 48 million dogs and cats that were adopted over the past three years. However, in that same period, only 5,000 new veterinarians were...

Propy launches NFT platform in the US, allowing real-world property to be bought as...

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Last year we covered how early blockchain startup Propy planned to use the technology to smooth real-world real estate sales by introducing the concept of smart contracts. It went on to actually sell an apartment as an NFT, using...

Bounce’s first electric scooter features swappable battery, costs less than $500 – TechCrunch

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Bangalore-based Bounce on Thursday priced its first electric scooter at as low as 36,000 Indian rupees ($480), considerably undercutting the heavily-backed rival Ola as the mobility war intensifies in the world’s second most populous nation. The startup, backed by B...

Judging by the future, not the past, Stride takes steps to turn student finance...

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If you’re trying to get a mortgage or an auto loan, banks will put on their judging glasses and look into your past. Makes sense; it’s a reasonably reliable indicator as to whether you’ll be able to repay your...

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Apple enters the BNPL market as regulation, competition intensify – TechCrunch

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Withings doubles down on the classy with ScanWatch Horizon – TechCrunch

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Avatar startup Genies hits $1 billion valuation in latest raise – TechCrunch

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Only in the current market can one wonder how a celebrity avatar startup that sells NFT accessories took so long to hit a unicorn...

After Anaplan, which SaaS company will private equity target next? – TechCrunch

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Last night, private equity firm Thoma Bravo said it agreed to acquire Anaplan for $10.7 billion. The financial planning software company’s stock has declined sharply...

Apple News launches its first daily local newsletter, targeting Bay Area readers – TechCrunch

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Apple News is introducing its first daily local newsletter for the Bay Area and is actively exploring expanding the offering to other cities. The...